Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes W/E July 25 2009

Congratulations to Dr Teresa Carey,Kilmoreen,Kildimo as she celebrates her graduation from the Royal College of Surgeons with her parents Siohhán and James and sister Siobhán jnr.

Kildimo must hold the record for producing beautiful ladies! The third local lady in line for a beauty award is Madeline Mulqueen of Ballyculhane. Madeline has been chosen as one of the contestants for the ‘Miss Limerick’ title. Her family moved to Kildimo in search of the rural idyll and she is very enthusiastic about her new location, having moved out from the Limerick suburbs about nine years ago. Her early education was pursued in Laurel Hill Coláiste and she has an enduring love of her native language. She has just completed her first year in Early Childcare studies in Mary Immaculate College and her end of year results confirms the happy merger of brains and beauty. In her spare time she loves music and dance and she recently performed in ‘Aladdin’ in the college production. Following her teaching degree, she desires to share her interests with her pupils and to pursue the positive influence of music and dance on their education. Madeline is following in the footsteps of Eleanor Fitzgerald of Kilmacat and Erica Sammon of Ballynacarriga and is hoping she’ll prove ‘third time lucky’. Congratulations, your adopted parish is rooting for you!

Congratulations to the Carey family of Kilmoreen and specifically to Teresa who was recently conferred amongst the one hundred and fifty to receive their parchments from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. The happy event took place in the National Concert Hall, Dublin and was attended by her family who justly share her pride in this momentous event. Teresa is a past pupil of the local National School and of Laurel Hill secondary. She is just embarking on her Intern Year in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, during which time she will decide on her future area of specialization. Her graduation photograph shows from left to right, her sister Siobhán, father James, Dr. Teresa and her mother Siobhán.

A re-union of siblings took place at ‘De Bucket’ recently when members of the Conway family, formerly of O’Curry Place, met there. The meeting was a surprise for Tony Conway; home in Ireland after an absence of sixteen years since his mother passed away. His two sisters had arranged the happy event as one of them, Colette, who resides in New Hamshire in the U.S., had not met her brother in the intervening years. Party to the surprise was Colette and Tony’s sister Deirdre, who is married to retired CIE Locomotive Engineer Liam O’Connor of Cartown. The Conway family are well known in Limerick for their taxi service. The late Mrs Conway was formerly Kennedy, whose family shop was on Broad Street. Another Kennedy girl married hurling legend Mick Mackey. More regular family meetings are pledged for the future.

Young Adam Paul Harte of Ballynacarriga is now a fully subscribed member of the Christian/Catholic brotherhood. The initiation ceremony was presided over by local P.P. Fr. John in the presence of families and friends, which included two sets of Grandparents and Greatgreatgrandfather Willie Harte. Baby Adam is a child of the recycling era and he was presented by parents Adrian and Isabelle in a family christening gown, which was recycled from his Auntie Gemma’s First Communion dress. This had already seen duty in the christening of the Harte/O’Connor children of Mallow and thereby began a family tradition. Godparents of Adam Paul are his Aunt Avril Riordan (nee O’Sullivan )and her husband Ger. A great party followed the liturgical event in the family home in Ballynacarriga.


The following, whose anniversaries are remembered and Masses are being arranged: Pa Costelloe(Postman), Knockroe, James Barrett, Clorane, and Josie McMahon, Ballinacarriga.

Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.


Following the recent Mass ballot among the parishioners the following revised timetable will operate as and from the beginning of September 2009:

Vigil Mass Saturday at 7pm in St Mary’s Church, Pallaskenry.

Sunday Mass at 11.00 in St Joseph’s Church, Kildimo.

These arrangements will alternate every second year between both churches in the parish.


In the weekly draw on July 14, numbers 4, 16, 18 & 28 were the winning combination for a Jackpot of €1,900. As no punter made the winning prediction, five ‘Lucky Dips’ were drawn for prizes of €20 each, which went to Chrissie McMahon, Askeaton; Nora Ryan, Ballyvareen; John Sheehan, Dromore Inn; Liam Fitzgerald, Ballynacarriga and John O’Mahony, Ballyrune. The new Community Council invites your participation in this draw, the proceeds of which are channelled back into community development.

Bantracht Na Tuaithe Cill Díoma

If you’re a dog lover and a member of the Killulta ICA book club then the current book being read by the group is just for you. ‘Marley and Me’ by John Grogan chosen by Kathleen Coughlan, a dog lover herself, will be discussed at their September gathering.

A date for your diary is Friday December 4th. St Joseph’s Church, Kildimo will be the venue for one of Fr Liam Lawton’s concert s and further information regarding tickets will be available shortly.


Congratulations to all the participants in the recent Community Games photographic competition. Presentation of prizes will take place on this Thursday July 23 at 8.30pm in Ballybrown GAA clubhouse, when the following who were successful will receive their awards: 2nd place Eoin O Shaughnessy, 3rd place Emma Curran, and Highly Commended Patrick O Shaughnessy .

Well done to all associated with this event.

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